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53,000 hoverboards recalled following deaths of 2 children

April 5, 2023

Jetson Electric Bikes LLC is recalling 53,000 42-volt Jetson Rogue self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery packs in the hoverboards can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

The recall comes after a fire in April 2022 led to the deaths of a 10-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister in Hellertown, Pa., according to the recall posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Hellertown Borough fire marshal determined a 42-volt Jetson Rogue was the point of origin for the fire. The fire spread to other portions of the house, resulting in the deaths of the two girls and smoke inhalation injuries to their parents. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

There have been multiple reports of the recalled scooters/hoverboards burning, sparking or melting, several of which involved reports of flames.

Consumers should stop using and stop charging the recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Jetson for a refund. Jetson is contacting all known purchasers directly.

“This product is too dangerous to be in homes,” CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka said in a statement. “CPSC has secured a strong recall remedy designed to get Jetson Rogue hoverboards away from consumers as quickly as possible.”

The scooters/hoverboards have two wheels with light-up hubcaps. They are black, blue, red, pink or purple with a black platform. Jetson is printed on one side of the body and on the top of the footpads. Recalled units were manufactured from 2018 through 2019.

The recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards were sold at Target stores nationwide and online from August 2018 to June 2019 and at from January 2019 to November 2021 for $100 to $150.

Call Jetson at 800-635-4815 or visit for refund information. Hoverboards purchased at Target can be returned to the store with no receipt required.

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